Ruben Zaiotti is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Jean Monnet European Union Centre for Excellence (EUCE) at Dalhousie University (Canada). He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, a Master of Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA from the University of Bologna. His main areas of interest are international security, border control, migration policy and European Union politics. Recent publications include the monograph “Cultures of Border Control: Schengen and the Evolution of European Frontiers” with University of Chicago Press and articles for Review of International Studies, European Security, Journal of European Integration, International Journal of Refugee Law, Cultures & Conflicts. He is the former editor in chief of the Journal of International Law and International Relations.
Heather Hartung-McRae is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, York University (Toronto, Canada). Professor Hartung-Rae’s research interests are Europeanization and EU gender politics, and she has published on various aspects of gender policy and gender relations in the European Union member states. Professor Hartung-Rae’s current research addresses the unintentional (re-)construction of gender differences through European policy initiatives.
University of Ottawa
Patrick Leblond (MPhil and PhD, Columbia University) is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa as well as Research Associate at CIRANO (Montreal). He is also Affiliated Professor of International Business at HEC Montreal and visiting professor at the World Trade Institute (Bern, Switzerland) and the University of Barcelona (IELPO LL.M. program). He is a member of Statistics Canada’s International Trade Advisory Committee and an advisor to the Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business. Dr. Leblond has published extensively on financial and monetary integration, banking regulation, international trade and business-government relations, with a particular focus on Europe and North America. Prior to moving to Ottawa, he taught international business at HEC Montreal and worked in accounting and auditing (he holds the title of Chartered Accountant) as well as in corporate finance and strategy consulting for major international accounting and consulting firms.
Achim Hurrelmann (PhD University of Bremen 2004) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University and Associate Director of Carleton’s Centre for European Studies (CES), an EU Centre of Excellence. He currently works on two major research projects, one focusing on legitimation discourses about European integration (SSHRC Standard Research Grant), the other on a comparison between European and North American integration (Humboldt Foundation TransCoop Grant, with Steffen Schneider). His books include Transnational Europe: Promise – Paradox – Limits (ed. with Joan DeBardeleben, Palgrave 2011); Democratic Dilemmas of Multilevel Governance
Université de Montréal
Laurie Beaudonnet is an Assistant Professor and the Jean Monnet Chair at te University of Montreal. her research interests include: Comparative politics, European integration, political behavior, public opinion, elections, multi-level governance, welfare regimes and quantitatives methods.
Agnieszka Weinar is a Marie Curie Fellow hosted by EURUS and the Metropolis Project at Carleton University. Her research focuses on the international dimension of migration policy and more specifically on the Europeanization of migration policies in the EU.
University of Victoria
Dr. D’Erman is a sessional instructor at the department of Political Science. Her work focuses on the impact of single market integration on the industrial relations of EU members and on the political economies of European welfare states, as well as on comparisons between the single market of the EU and the single markets of other large-scale federal governing entities.